Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages – Spanish

Department of English and Modern Languages

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Modern Languages
Concentration: Spanish
Hours: 120

Bachelor of Arts - Modern Languages: Spanish

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages with a Spanish concentration equips you to deal with the professional demands of many jobs, as you will become a good communicator, trained to think analytically and interact effectively with people.

Mastery of a second language is useful in almost any career and may provide a career in itself. Being fluent in another language can help you understand and participate in world events, because it accompanies an immersion in the cultural and historical background of that nation's people.

Why Study Spanish at Lamar?

The Spanish concentration at Lamar University provides a unique cultural and academic examination of Spanish language, literary studies and social culture. It could lead you out to any number of careers in the humanities, business, marketing, education and government work. To help with these occupational goals, our department tries to provide paid training for students in areas that they might use for further employment. A Texas teacher certification program is available in coordination with the Department of Teacher Education.

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Career Paths

Your study of Spanish will enrich your view of the world around you and impart Spanish language skills that will prove useful in many professional occupations. With its emphases on research, writing and creative and analytical thought, your Spanish major prepares you for graduate studies in Spanish and for work in professions such as law, teaching, business, management and publishing. Many Spanish majors  combine their Spanish studies with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in international business, government, travel or communications, where knowledge of a foreign language and of foreign cultures is essential.

Primary Careers

Educator, interpreter/translator, correspondent

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Government
  • Entertainment
  • Industry
  • Tourism
  • Service
  • Hospitality

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Schools and universities
  • Publishers
  • Regional and international corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Cultural organizations